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The Solitary Men

John Geoghan's prison murder sparked widespread calls for reform, but the state's toughest lockup isn't a target for change. Here, as Robert Preer learns on a rare visit inside, inmates, isolated for months or years, can struggle like prisoners of war with depression, hallucinations, and panic attacks.

By Robert Preer
April 4, 2004

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After 30 years in state and federal prisons plus a few years in juvenile detention, Bobby Dellelo thought he had experienced everything there was to life behind bars. He was serving a life sentence for his part in a Boston jewelry heist in which an offduty police officer had been killed. A seventh-grade dropout, Dellelo had gone to school in ... (Full Article: 4363 Words)

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